"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:16

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Eden Hope Weathers

Words cannot express how thankful I am for the Lord's mercy and goodness to our family! Yesterday Eden Hope Weathers was born at 1:24 in the afternoon. She came into this world very healthy, ready to eat, and sporting a head full of dark hair. Hope, that is what we will call her, is 7.15 lbs and 20 inches long! Thank you for praying for us and we love you all!!!!!

A Daddy does not always know what his baby will look like when they are born. Aimee has always had the best guess on the look and attitude of our babies, but this time was different. She was convinced that this little girl would look like Hannah Grace and Noah. I was certain that she would look like our Sophie Ann. It was just a hunch, but the feeling got stronger as the day grew closer. Yesterday God confirmed this "hunch" when our little gift arrived. Eden Hope is nothing like the other children living in our home, she looks just like her sister who is living with Christ! This does not have any mysterious meaning. Hope looks like her Mom. Sophie looks like her Mom. Hannah Grace and Noah favor me. That is why I say it is not a mystery, but it is kind Providence! Sophie Ann and Eden Hope are two totally different people, made by God in a unique and special way for his purposes. Hope will never replace or have to live up to her sister. As a matter of fact, Aimee and I will not spend the rest of our life telling Hope she reminds us of Sophie. We want her to be her own lady. We want her to live for the glory of the Lord! But just for these couple of days I cannot help but think about the similarities and bask in the joy of holding, looking, touching, kissing, smelling, listening, and singing to my precious Hope, who looks a lot like my sweet Sophie! God is so kind and good. Oh! How He loves us!!!!!! Talk to you soon...CW

Friday, July 23, 2010

Making A Come Back

Well it has been along time since I posted on the blog. There really is no excuse. It seems like every time the post began, something interrupted the flow. Now it is time to get back on track. Some of you have commented about the lack of post, which means there are people out there reading. This is just a short post to say, "I am back." The next post will probably be when our fifth child is born! July 27, 2010 seems like a perfect day to have a baby! After the birth, I will post my reflections on the day, and after that initial post you can expect a new post every Monday morning. Oh, I almost forgot, my post are going to be more conversational and less technical. Sorry if you have been trying to follow and needed a theological dictionary. My goal will be to be consistent and relevant and as always God glorifying. Talk to you soon...CW.